Third DC Officer Who Was at Capitol on Jan 6 Commits Suicide
Gunther Hashida committed suicide
A third DC Metropolitan Police officer who responded to the January 6th Capitol riot has committed suicide.
Gunther Hashida, 43, took his own life on July 29, his family announced via GoFundMe.
The family wrote:
“On July 29, 2021, we lost Gunther Hashida, who leaves behind a loving wife, sister, 3 children, and a wonderful family."
"In his work as an officer with the DC Metropolitan Police Department, he worked to serve and protect the public."
"He was a devoted and loving husband and father."
"This fund will help support his memorial service and his family in the loss of his love and guidance.”
It is not yet clear how Hashida killed himself.
But the officer's family is not blaming the January 6 riot on his suicide.
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Hashida joined MPD in 2003 and was one of the hundreds of officers to respond to the January 6 so-called 'insurrection.'
"We are grieving as a Department, and our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hashida's family and friends," an MPD spokesperson said.
Hashida's death marks the third known suicide of officers who responded to the Capitol attack.
Jeffrey Smith and US Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood also took their own life.
US Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, a 16-year Capitol Police veteran, killed himself in his car on the way to work on January.
So far, the fund has amassed more than $13,000 in donations out of its goal of $50,000.
A memorial is scheduled for Hashida at the Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home and Crematory in Dale City, Virginia.